Sunday, May 7, 2017

Add Special Education Kids to the Bottom of the Republican Hierarchies

A coalition of school educators and advocacy organizations said efforts by Republicans to cut Medicaid payments would force states to “ration health care for children.”

"With all the sweeping changes the Republican bill would impose, little attention has been paid to its potential impact on education. School districts rely on Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, to provide costly services to millions of students with disabilities across the country. For nearly 30 years, Medicaid has helped school systems cover costs for special education services and equipment, from physical therapists to feeding tubes. The money is also used to provide preventive care, such as vision and hearing screenings, for other Medicaid-eligible children."

Apparently, Republicans don't care, as long as the rich pay less.